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3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Farm Rietspruit, Driefontein, R101, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 0510, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Jhb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many thanks to William ( care taker/ receptionist) for the brilliant service. The rooms were amazing as well. The overall property was breath- taking. We will definitely want to return for the experience.

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Birdsong Cottages. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience at our property and we are delighted that William's customer service made your stay a memorable occasion. We look forward to see you again. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Thank you for the great service and hospitality, we really enjoyed the beautiful surrounds and views. The rooms were homely and very nicely decorated. There did seem to be a slight issue with the toilets though as they did not flush properly.

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Louise, many thanks for your review. We value your feedback and will investigate your remarks regarding the flushing system. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused by this. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We booked the 8 sleeper cottage with friends. The living room is a bit small to accomadate all 8 people but cosy. The location of the cottage is beautiful, surrounded by a lake, allowing you to absorb the peaceful tranquility and wildlife. Joseph (general manager) and William (who I renamed Dr William after I fell and he attended to my... More

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your birthday at the Birdsong Cottages outside Modimolle. We appreciate your feedback and compliments and will be sure to share your message with the team, who will be thrilled. Joseph and William will be commended for their great service. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next birthday!! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed here overnight when we were attending a wedding at a nearby venue. Our cottage was neat and clean in a lovely setting on a little dam. Very peaceful and wonderful birdlife ..the restaurant wasn't open when we were there so can't comment on the food but it has a great view of the surrounding bush.An excellent stopover spot... More

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Maureen, thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The "restaurant" in question is our brand new Koi Pond Reception Venue, which we will soon be utilizing to offer breakfast and dinners. We look forward to sharing this exciting new addition to Birdsong with you. The new venue has been received extremely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Birdsong. Excellent service from the staff. Clean, neat and comfortable. Have already recommended it and will visit again... This is one of the most relaxing places I have been. Loved it. Thank you and see you soon. Regards Gudrun

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Gudrun, thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Birdsong. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it and that you are also recommending it to your friends. We hope to welcome you back soon! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed at Birdsong for 2 nights along with friends a week ago. It is located a few km off the main road and fairly easy to find. We took the Flycatcher suites which have 3 bedrooms along with a common sitting area, dining and kitchen. The rooms were nice and the rest of the place well laid out with... More

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your review of Birdsong Cottages. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The wildlife at Birdsong includes various monkeys and the noise on the roof is very likely to be these animals passing through. We are sorry if this was of inconvenience during your stay. The Koi Pond Venue is a brand new addition... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A wonderful gem that really surprised us. Hidden away and pleasantly secluded - a wonderful weekend getaway! The accommodation was beautiful, the surroundings fantastic and something very special about the different offerings. Highly recommended!

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Vivienne, thank you for your marvellous review of Birdsong Cottages. We are extremely proud of our hidden jewel and are delighted that you found it to your liking. We hope to welcome you back soon. More

Jhb
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

No running water was promised water would be up and running in a matter of minutes of our arrival only had water the evening and hot water the following morning - friends who stayed with us in other rooms bedding was dirty.

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your review. We are investigating your complaint regarding your friends' bedding. We apologize for the water problem we experienced. Due to terrible thunderstorms our pump had been damaged and our attempts to fix this timeously were delayed through the discovery of further problems with the pump. This was rectified as fast as humanly possible and... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It was quiet place,perfect to escape from busy life in town.Beautiful nature experience.William was great and hepful showing us around and supplying wood for fire. It was 7 of us from which 2 were kids in house for 8,there was not enough place to seat and eat breakfast inside of house table with 4 chairs and 1 bench.Outside chairs (8)... More

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor. Many of our units have screed flooring which forms part of the rustic look of our cottages. We are sorry that this was not to your liking. We are delighted that William was of such great service to you and that you found... More

Kempton Park, Gauteng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

we had the most wonderful scenery and wouls recommend Birdsong Cottages. Maybe, just to consider wheelchair facilities, ramps etc make walking easier for the elderly as well. Otherwise a beautiful place to be.

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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Birdsong Cottages. We are thrilled that you found our piece of paradise recommendable. We value your feedback and will investigate options to add disabled friendly facilities at Birdsong. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

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Address: Farm Rietspruit, Driefontein, R101, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 0510, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Modimolle (Nylstroom)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Birdsong Cottages 3*
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Enjoy farm-life and warm hospitality in our overnight accommodation or self catering units. Choose from a self catered farm stay or enjoy lodgings in the rondavel or our beautiful guest house. This popular bird watching area is within close proximity of the Nylsvley wetlands. Hiking trails on the farm offer breathtaking views. Birdsong is ideal for small functions, conferences, weddings and parties, with a beautiful chapel with seating for 50-60 people. ... more   less 
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